Some horology brands need no introduction, while other brands gain a lot from their ambassadors and spokespeople. That’s the case for TAG Heuer which has been on the rise, ever since Jean-Claude Biver took over as CEO of the company. And after many new releases and synergies with athletes and celebrities. TAG Heuer focuses on one of their best-sellers, the Aquaracer.


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Other great contributions and spectacles curated by CEO Biver, include the “Heuer 02T Tourbillion” which is now the most accessible tourbillion watch in the horology market place; the “TAG Heuer Connected” which brought the brand into the smartwatch category; the revival of the classic “Heuer Monza”; or the “TAG Heuer Aquarcer Caliber 16“. And now yet another classic is resurging in the form of this “Aquaracer” made of titanium.


TAG Heuer Aquarcer Caliber 16 * Image courtesy of: TAG Heuer

The 43mm case is made of black PVD titanium with a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel, for timing events and other activities. The bezel features black faceted ceramic inlays, engraved to match each color version with sand lacquered Arabic numerals and includes a SLN dot at the 12 o’clock position. Also includes a sandblasted black titanium carbide coated steel screw-in crown. The screw-in caseback is sandblasted black titanium carbide coated titanium with an engraving of a diving bell helmet.


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Time is told via a matt black background dial with horizontal streak effects and accenting colors matching one of the three available overall color-schemes, which can be: blue, red or tan. The dial has been modified by now using the available colors of each model to highlight the index hour markers and hands, which also have a luminous coating, for enhanced legibility. The “TAG Heuer” can be seen under the 12 o’clock position, followed by “Aquarcer” inscribed slightly under it. Above the 6 o’clock position is an inscription indicating the caliber movement “caliber 5” and water-resistance info. There is also a magnified date aperture at the 3 o’clock position.


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Though these may not be the best diver watches, due to their dark color scheme. They have been built to be water-resistance up to 980 feet, which is an appropriate capacity for this type of timepiece. And include luminous coating for the oceans dark depths. So, it’s a question of aesthetics and personal preference, because technically this timepiece has been made to fulfill its expectations.


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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Black Titanium

These “TAG Heuer Aquaracer Black Titanium” (references below) are powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 5, with 26 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the ETA 2824-02 movement. Power reserve on this timepiece can last up to 38 hours and water-resistance can reach up to 300m (984 feet). Mounted to the watch is a nylon strap matching the color of each specific model, with exposed stitching and secured by a black titanium deployment clasp. These watches will be available beginning November 2016 onward.


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(Ref#: WAY208B.FC6382) – Blue


(Ref#: WAY208C.FC6383) – Tan


(Ref#: WAY208A.FC6381) – Red

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Written by Mauro Az